There is nowhere with more activity, growth and innovation in the rail sector than in Asia. With a population of 4.3 billion people - that's 60% of the world’s total and growing quickly. This Asian rail growth not only offers opportunities for economic growth but also leads to increasing pressure on the region’s natural resources. For example, Asian cities are among the most polluted in the world - of the 15 largest cities on the planet with the worst air pollution 12 are in Asia. One of the major factors in both continuing the growth of the continent and also easing stresses on current infrastructure and the environment is the further development of public transport investment.
Exciting, major developments are taking place across the continent from India in the west to Taiwan in the east. And the projects vary from High-Speed trains flying across countries to metros weaving through crowded mega-cities. As a guide to continent-wide growth, SmartRail World in partnership with SmartRail Asia (25th- 27th November 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand) brings you this exclusive map giving you a guide to over $140bn of Asian rail investment. Click the map and then zoom into see each country in more detail and find out more.